Our construction sneak-peak open house for Vibrant Life Senior Living, Superior Township was a fun night for everyone. This was our first opportunity to reach out to the community. From other professionals in the senior healthcare industry to website marketers and musicians, the event brought all walks of life together to introduce Vibrant Life Superior to the community, talk about how we can solve a major issue in the senior living industry, and showcase our facility.

Solving more than one problem with Assisted Living

Dean Solden, the co-owner and developer of Vibrant Life Senior Living, Superior Township. took a few minutes to discuss the purpose of the facility with the guests. “Assisted living communities exist because they solve a problem. We provide 24-hour supervision and physical and cognitive care to those seniors who cannot live at home anymore,” said Dean. “However, in doing so, the industry has created another problem. We segregate our seniors, and as a result, we reduce the opportunities for meaningful relationships and stimulation activity, which is a prime ingredient for depression. At Vibrant Life, we have innovative solutions which address this problem, reduce depression, and ultimately create a wonderful environment for the people who live and work here, allowing them to enjoy their lives, to thrive, not just survive.”

Modern facilities and cutting-edge care

This is exactly what Vibrant Life is attempting to create with the new 72 unit assisted living and memory care facility.  By taking a property that has fallen into disrepair, in a growing section of Western Washtenaw County, Dean and his team are hoping to implement new practices in the industry.

Creating opportunities in Assisted Living and Memory Care

Over 60 community members took a tour of the new Vibrant Life.  Some people were interested in finding a place for their loved one, some were looking for employment, others were just neighbors interested in seeing the progress being made.  As the jazz band played, community members enjoyed a picnic style summer spread of hot dogs, assorted fruit, and potato salad, all prepared by Vibrant Life Superior’s head chef, Tiffani Gordon.
Dean also spoke about some of the other innovative things that Vibrant Life will be implanting.

  1. At Vibrant Life, we will have two levels of assisted living and three levels of memory care.  “We pride ourselves on our different levels of care. Not only do we aid people who have physical needs, but we have a special lodge for people with early cognitive needs.  Most other communities don’t have the sensitivity to those with early cognitive needs. We also have a lodge for those with moderate to severe cognitive needs, and then one lodge for later stage memory issues.  “By creating these separate lodges, we offer almost “custom” care. People are with people who are like them, which makes a better quality of life for all the residents, staff and families.”
  2. “No more going to the nursing home for Rehab. At Vibrant Life, we will have our own out-patient Rehab where people can get their Rehab while enjoying their life in one of our beautiful Lodges.  This is a game-changer.”
  3. “Our own in-house neurologist. This is amazing.  We will have our own neurologist, who will follow all our memory care residents. This is unheard of in the industry.
  4. “We have a relationship with the University of Michigan School of Social Work. We will be a field placement for the Master’s level students who will help counsel and support the people who live and work at Vibrant Life as well as their families.  This fits perfectly with our mission.”

A rainy day did not dilute the energy as community members networked with one another and shared ideas with staff about how this Vibrant Life Senior Living can be the best-assisted living and memory care it can be.